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Lead Battery Control Systems Validation and Verification Engineer

Company: Rivian Automotive
Location: Tustin
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

The Battery Control Systems Validation & Verification Lead Engineer role is responsible for leading the readiness of the Battery Control System (Fusa and non-FuSa) for all Battery Programs at Rivian. The Lead Engineer will work closely with various stakeholders to derive sub-system requirements and verification test definitions. They will also audit requirements and DVP/Test traceability for program features o ensure our battery products are designed such that they are always ready for our customer's next adventure.

  • Responsible to lead Battery Control System readiness against program timing for DVP sign-off for all Battery Programs at Rivian
  • Responsible for derivation of sub-system requirements & verification test definition for battery programs
  • Work proactively with BCS engineers, BMS SW engineers, HV Architecture engineers, Test and Validation Engineers and other key stakeholders for requirement decomposition and feature maturity plan to meet program timing
  • Work closely with the TPMs and TIMs for gap analysis of requirement test coverage and traceability in JAMA across vehicle, pack, and HIL for Functional Safety and non-FuSa deliverables.
  • Support Integration engineers and ESS T&V team with clear test and validation requirements including ESS FuSa testing and DVP sign-off.
  • Drive completion of Feature Design Reviews, Validation review, and Verification Confirmation reviews for Project Release to program milestones
  • Audit requirements + DVP/Test traceability and gap analysis for Systems to HW/SW implementation for all program feature
  • Development of standards for verification and validations of core battery control systems in collaboration with BMS SW and ESS Test and Validation Teams in accordance with ISO26262.
  • Communicate and drive cross functional development of control requirements with Rivian Vehicle Features, Propulsion, Thermal, and Energy Management Teams
  • Work with engineers across multiple disciplines to ensure timely completion of assigned tasks

    • Must be able to adapt and work within dynamic development timelines, with accelerated hardware production timelines, and software release cadence
    • Detailed understanding of software interaction between the battery management system & the rest of vehicle; familiar with battery measurement and controls architecture
    • Previous experience with cross functional requirement development and implementation as well and validation


      • 3+ years of work experience in Battery and/or Automotive industries
      • At least a bachelor's degree in engineering discipline
      • Expert knowledge of battery behavior and High Voltage Safety
      • Expert Knowledge of battery sensing technology and battery management architectural design
      • Previous experience in automotive product development environments
      • Previous experience launching large volume automotive electronics systems and production schedules
      • Previous experience in developing and leading verification and validation of core battery control systems
      • Excellent problem-solving skills; reliant on core engineering principles and common sense
      • Strong communication, multitasking, and interpersonal skills, both in presentation and technical writing
      • Versed with automated requirements management tools (e.g. JAMA, Doors, etc.)
      • Issue tracking tools (Jira, Bugzilla, etc.)
      • Familiar with ISO 26262 with focus on functional safety

Keywords: Rivian Automotive, Tustin , Lead Battery Control Systems Validation and Verification Engineer, Other , Tustin, California

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